Paraneoplastic signs and symptoms of renal cell carcinoma: implications for prognosis.

@article{Kim2003ParaneoplasticSA,
  title={Paraneoplastic signs and symptoms of renal cell carcinoma: implications for prognosis.},
  author={Hyung L. Kim and Arie S. Belldegrun and Danielo Garcia Freitas and Matthew H. T. Bui and Ken-ryu Han and Frederick J. Dorey and Robert Alan Figlin},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={170 5},
  pages={1742-6}
}
PURPOSE Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) can present with a wide range of signs and symptoms. To our knowledge we report the first study to describe the frequency of paraneoplastic findings in a modern RCC series and assess the prognostic significance of each finding. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using the kidney cancer database at our institution 1,046 patients undergoing nephrectomy for RCC between 1989 and 2001 were assessed. The prognostic significance of symptoms present at diagnosis and findings on… CONTINUE READING

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